Thursday, May 25, 2017

ONTARIO PATHWAYS WALK

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The PLANT MAN (aka. Dr. Bruce Gilman) will delight in leading a walk along this historic stretch of the Ontario Pathways south from the water tower on Waddell Road.  We are encouraged to bring field guides along to practice identifying the plethora of species found along this section of rails to trails.
You may also bring along your PASSPORT from the Wegmans Passport Series to obtain a rubbing or two.  Passports can be obtained free from the Wegmans Customer Service desks in Canandaigua and Geneva.

Directions: Drive east on CR 488 to Orleans and take a right onto Waddell Road (where the speed reduces to 40 and the road turns left towards Phelps).
Park near this water tower.

PHOTOS FROM OUR WALK WITH THE PLANT MAN:

Dame's Rocket



Pegoda Dogwood



Daisy fleabane
Celandine
Wild Burr Cucumber and Virgins bower


Siberian motherwort (square stem)

Zig-zag goldenrod

multi-flora rose




Buckthorn

Dame's Rocket



Pale Swallowort
Cranberry vibernum





False Solomon's Seal

Norway Maple (milky sap)

Sugar Maple

lactuca (wild lettuce)



more pale swallowwort

choke cherry

Americana Basswood

cinquefoil

false Solomon's seal

kidney leafed buttercup



sedge

poison ivy vine

poison ivy








touch-me-not / jewelweed

myrtle, periwinkle, vinca vine

wild geranium

moneywort


meadowrue

blue bugle


goutweed


field horsetail

Star of Bethlehem

sensitive fern


Golden Alexandra


parsley leafed English Hawthorn

Burdock
Jack in the Pulpit


May Apples

Dame's Rocket


Six members attended on this pleasantly cool sunny day. 
We walked south from CR 23 to the train wreck loop then
returned north along the Ontario Pathways trail to watertower.
   
LIST OF SPECIES


Dame’s rocket, Pegoda dogwood, alternate leaf, Celandine (yellow), Bedstraw, Daisy fleabane, Herb robin, Wild bur cucumber, Virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana), Mugwort (sage smell), Goldenrod (young), Siberian motherwort (square stem), Catnip, Tall buttercup, Swamp/burr white oak hybrid?, Zigzag goldenrod (named for stem), Multiflora rose, Buckthorn, Pale swallowwort (dog strangling vine), Black elderberry, Enchanted nightshade (opposite leaves), Garlic mustard, Bloodroot (large leaves no flowers), Wild grape (vitis riparia), Cranberry viburnum, Orchard grass (ligule and round stem), False Solomon’s seal (blossoms/berries on end of leaves), Norway maple (milky sap), Sugar maple, Grey dogwood, Lactuca wild lettuce (non spiney thistle like), Riverbank grape, Choke cherry, Wood sorrel (clover leaves), Americana basswood, Ironwood or muscle wood trees, Shining bedstraw (square stems), Cinquefoil, Kidney leaf buttercup, Sedge, Basswood, Bitternut hickory, Butternut, Wood nettle (Laportea canadensis), Ostrich fern (fiddleheads), Jack in Pulpit, Goutweed (LOTS OF IT), Wild geranium, Bladdernut, NY fern, Moneywort, Meadowrue, Tall meadowrue, Vinca vine – periwinkle/myrtle, Blue bugleweed, Field horsetail (Equisetum), Star of Bethlehem, Sensitive fern, Golden Alexandra, Parsley leafed English Hawthorn, Burdock (good for composting), Ash, Touch-me-nots (Jewelweed), Mayapples, Poison ivy (ground and vines on trees), Virginia Creeper